Sledgehammer and Raven translated into support .
According to the publication, in 2020, the next part of Call of Duty should have been released by Sledgehammer and Raven Software – they were creating a shooter that takes place during the Cold War (probably it had locations in Vietnam).
Now Treayrch has taken over the development, and the game will be released in the Black Ops franchise, but it will still be dedicated to the Cold War.
Sledgehammer and Raven Software will act as support studios – they will remake their campaign under the plot of Black Ops 5. Thus, Activision essentially breaks its three-year development cycle.
The reason for this decision, Kotaku calls the ongoing conflicts between Sledgehammer and Raven – the studios could not agree on what CoD 2020 will be. It was also influenced by the fact that its founders Michael Condry and Glen Schofield had previously left Sledgehammer. Condry recently founded a new studio, in which he actively lured his colleagues.
Apparently, the multiplayer Black Ops 5 will be done from scratch, and many developers from Treyarch are already preparing for revisions, although some of the interlocutors noted that the studio has a “reliable plan”.
Black Ops 5 will be released in the fall of 2020 and will become a transitional title – it should start almost simultaneously both on the current generation of consoles and on the next.
Call of Duty 2019 has not yet been announced, but Kotaku believes that its name is already essentially an “open secret” – it will be Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward.
According to Kotaku, Activision were unsatisfied with Black Ops 4 sales and are considering introducing free-to-play elements into the series – they may appear in Call of Duty 2019.